Re: Alcoa Covered Hoppers
Steve and Barb Hile
To add. The reporting marks change to AQCX at some point. Both marks are connected to Aluminum Ore Company, a subsidiary of ALCOA.
From: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io [mailto:main@RealSTMFC.groups.io] On Behalf Of Steve and Barb Hile
Sent: Wednesday, September 25, 2019 7:17 PM
Subject: [RealSTMFC] Alcoa Covered Hoppers
In the late 1930's Pullman Standard built 85 interesting large covered hopper cars for Aluminum Corporation of America, AOCX 1200-1284, for alumina loading. These large cars had 10 bottom hoppers (5 on each side of the center sill) and 6 rectangular hatches on the roof.
Has anyone seen a photo of one of these cars? Source? On-line?
They appear to be big, like a carbon black car.
Thanks in advance for any assistance.